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New payments system set to shake up SA’s banking industry

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A major change is coming to South Africa’s banking and payments sector. Known as the Rapid Payment Programme (RPP), this evolutionary banking concept aims to create a simpler, safer instant payment ecosystem that would give people the ability to make real-time payments using simple identifiers, such as mobile numbers or email addresses. RPP is set […]

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Social media has become the new marketplace

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Since the late 2000s, social media has become an integral part of our daily lives – whether to connect with friends and family, share information with others, or stay updated on the latest news and trends.   With an average of 3.5hrs spent on social media each day by South Africans, according to the latest […]

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Moms are changing the workplace for the better

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Mothers are powerhouses. They are hard workers, incredibly patient, can multitask and are able to remain calm under fire. Their value extends far beyond the home. For companies, moms have shown to add a tremendous amount of value to the workplace – bringing a unique set of skills that others often don’t. We are pretty […]

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The Easter rush is around the corner – Is your business ready?

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As the second-highest grossing holiday on the South African retail calendar, Easter is known to increase sales. This presents a major opportunity for business owners to boost their bottom line.  While food, gifts, and hobby related products are the obvious categories to benefit from Easter, others might also want to consider preparing for this period, as the average South […]

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Ozow and Mukuru join forces to help you move money around Africa

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Leading payments platform Ozow, is excited to announce its partnership with Mukuru – a next gen Fintech platform and the largest money transfer provider in Africa.   Known for empowering people – who are typically excluded from mainstream financial services- to move money in an efficient and safe manner, Mukuru aligns perfectly with Ozow’s mission to drive financial inclusion in South Africa and beyond.  “We […]

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What is Ozow?

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Founded by techpreneurs Thomas Pays, Lyle Eckstein, and Mitchan Adams in 2014, Ozow has grown into a world-class digital payment platform that simplifies transactions for customers and merchants. Designed to reinvent the typically cumbersome inter-bank payment process and provide an attractive alternative to the entrenched payment solutions that have historically been available, Ozow removes the […]

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Corporate profile – Thomas Pays, Co-Founder and CEO of Ozow

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From selling Ferraris in France, French-born Thomas Pays has now become one of South Africa’s most affluent serial techpreneurs. Arriving with a little more than a dream and R500 in his pocket, Pays was quickly struck by the South Africa’s vibrant people and potential for business innovation. Even though it initially took some convincing from […]